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The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum

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Address: 300 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503
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+1 570-963-6530
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Took my nephew. He enjoyed the hands on exhibits and the video. The trolley rides is worth the money

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
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Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Took my nephew. He enjoyed the hands on exhibits and the video. The trolley rides is worth the money

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Rockland County, New York
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This museum brought to life how trolleys were developed in Scranton's glory days, and then defeated by the rise of the automobile. There aren't many actual trolleys in the museum, most of the exhibits are maps, signaling equipment and photographs. So if possible try to go on a day when a trolley is giving rides.

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Thank Casualhiker22
Bangor, Maine
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great history and the exhibits including actual trains and trolleys were terrific. This is a definite if you like trains at all!

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1 Thank Lee S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Right beside the steam train museum. Although smaller still worth stopping into to see the history. They don't get the same funding as the train museum so it's not as well displayed but very interesting.

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Long Island, NY
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We went here the weekend before Halloween. It was very nicely decorated for the holiday. The ferry ride was scenic and they provided the kids with free candy. The museum was small but packed with information related to trolleys. It shares a parking lot with the railroad museum and many trains can be seen outside without paying the entry fee.

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Thank LuvtoTravel19
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A very interesting museum. Lots of things to do for young children. Well worth the money. Make sure you visit Steamtown too.

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Thank nosliwj
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Great 10 mile round trip - very informative too - nice scenery, a bit of city, suburbs and the woods - we all had such fun!

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

More things for kids to do, and the hour train ride leaves the yard, and goes through a pretty wooded area.

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Steubenville, Ohio, USA
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

When going to tour Steamtown, don't forget to visit The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum. It is one of the finest all volunteer museums in the country. We did the trolley ride to the baseball park and it was a very nice ride on a well restored trolley. The museum tells the history of the trolleys in the Scranton... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We actually git there too late for the museum, but the trolley ride was great. A ten mile ride in a 90 year old car from Philadelphia.It actually goes through some city streets and up past Montage Mountain Shoppes. The seats are made of rattan and they get switched around for the return trip. The old ads are really cute.... More 

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